Following Weeks of Suspense, Winners of Writing Contest to Be Revealed

April 20, 2010

Following_WeekTwo St. Petersburg Times journalists will appear at Saint Leo University Wednesday evening to announce the winners of a writing contest co-sponsored by the newspaper and the university.

The contest sought short, non-fiction narratives about the theme of “working.”

Staff writer Lane DeGregory, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, and Mike Wilson, the Times' managing editor for enterprise, will announce the winning entry at 7:30 p.m. at the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library on the main campus. (They are pictured above during a February visit to campus to announce the contest.) The event is free and open to the public.

The winning entry will appear April 25 in the Times' Sunday Journal column and the runners-up will be published online on www.tampabay.com, the newspaper's website. The stories will also be published in the 2010 edition of Sandhill Review, the university's literary and arts magazine.

The contest winner and runners-up will read their stories at the Saint Leo event, and DeGregory and Wilson will read from their work as well.

The main campus is in the east Pasco County town of Saint Leo at 33701 State Road 52, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285). For more information, call (352) 588-8271.